Gili Meno, beach and bungalow

I'm enjoying Gili Meno more than Gili Trawangan, which to be fair is also cool, just not as quiet.

I'm staying in a bungalow directly on the beach: not near the beach, not across the road from the beach; there is not even so much as a walkway between my front porch and the sand.

Also, there are no mosquitoes on the island, so you can sleep with the windows open while the sounds of crashing waves drag you toward your dreams. It's fantastic. When I woke up this morning, the beach was entirely empty as far as I could see, in both directions.

Below is the stretch of beach in front of my bungalow, and below that the bungalow itself.

There is no fresh water on the island, so showers are salty and either lukewarm or cold.

Gili Meno, Gili Islands; Lombok, Indonesia.

Gili Meno, Gili Islands; Lombok, Indonesia.